Nanuet station

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Nanuet, NY, train station.jpg
Station from south
LocationProspect Street, Nanuet, New York
Coordinates41°05′25″N 74°00′53″W / 41.0903°N 74.0148°W / 41.0903; -74.0148Coordinates: 41°05′25″N 74°00′53″W / 41.0903°N 74.0148°W / 41.0903; -74.0148
Owned byNew Jersey Transit
(leased to Metro-North Railroad)
Line(s)Pascack Valley Line
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsLocal Transit Transport of Rockland: 59 93
Commuter Bus Rockland Coaches: 11
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code805 (Erie Railroad)[1]
Previous namesRed Tavern (1839–1849)
Clarkstown (1849–1856)[2]
Preceding station   NJT logo.svg NJ Transit Rail   Following station
Pascack Valley Line
toward Hoboken
  Former services  
Preceding station   Erie Railroad   Following station
toward Haverstraw
New Jersey and New York Railroad
toward Jersey City
toward Piermont
Piermont Branch
toward Suffern
toward New City
New City BranchTerminus

Nanuet is a train station in Nanuet, New York, serving Metro-North Railroad and NJ Transit trains on the Pascack Valley Line. Its official address is 1 Prospect Street, but in reality, it is located on Orchard Street West, diagonally off the southwest corner of Prospect Street and Middletown Road. This line runs north-south to Hoboken Terminal with connections via the Secaucus Junction transfer station to NJ Transit one-stop service to New York Penn Station and to other New Jersey Transit rail service. Connections are available at the Hoboken Terminal to other NJ Transit rail lines, the PATH train at the Hoboken, New York Waterways ferry service to the World Financial Center and other destinations, and Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

The station originated as a lumberyard known as Red Tavern and operated by David Demarest. In 1846, the station was upgraded and renamed Clarkstown. The station was renamed in 1856 to Nanuet, four years after ticketed service began. The station depot built by the Erie Railroad for its New Jersey and New York Railroad and its main line (later Piermont Branch), burned on March 14, 1991.[3]


The station at Nanuet began as a location for the pickup of ties for the New York and Erie Railroad in 1839. Known as Red Tavern, the location was run by David Demarest. At the location would board thirty-five men to help move the ties up the line. By 1849, Demarest was named the station agent at Red Tavern and the station was renamed as Clarkstown. Demarest also used this occasion to construct two steam locomotives. The depot constructed at Clarkstown was part of Demarest's house, constructed in 1849. No tickets were sold at Clarkstown until 1852, and then the details were written in ink by Demarest himself. In 1856, the station was renamed Nanuet after a local Native American chief. Demarest remained in charge of the Nanuet station until his death in 1881, at which point his son, Joseph, took over as station agent.[2]

Station layout[edit]

The station has one track and one low-level side platform.

There are three parking lots available at Nanuet. Free permit parking is available for residents of the Town of Clarkstown at the station's closest parking lot. Permits are issues by the Town Clerk of the Town of Clarkstown. This lot accommodates 339 vehicles. Paid parking (either daily, or by permit) is available at the Metro-North parking facility, which is operated by LAZ Parking and accommodates 226 vehicles. The lot is located behind the Nanuet post office. A third parking facility operated by the town can accommodate 229 vehicles. This lot located west of the station and does not require payment or resident permit.

Platform level
Track 1 Pascack Valley Line (and Metro-North Express) toward Spring Valley (Terminus)
Pascack Valley Line (and Metro-North Express) toward Hoboken (Pearl River)
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Street level Ticket machines, parking


  1. ^ "List of Station Names and Numbers". Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved November 23, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d Mott, Edward Harold (1901). Between the Ocean and the Lakes: The Story of Erie. New York: J.S. Collins. p. 391. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Historic Nanuet Train Station Destroyed by Fire". The Journal News. March 14, 1991. p. B1. Retrieved October 10, 2017 – via open access publication – free to read

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